Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been an outspoken advocate of gun control, and again voiced his opinion on the matter after a gunman killed 26 people Sunday at a church in Texas.

Kerr compared the recent gun violence to a "public health issue" Monday ahead of Golden State's game against the Heat.

"Too often, we get caught up in political rhetoric, 2nd Amendment rights, NRA stuff," Kerr said when asked what it would take for the problem of mass shootings to get solved. "We have to look at this as it having nothing to do with partisanship, political parties. It’s got to be a public safety issue, a public health issue."

Kerr referenced a New York Times article comparing gun violence to automobiles decades ago. The average death toll related to the automobile industry was reduced thanks in part to speed limits, seatbelts, airbags, and other regulations.